No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station

No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station
Medical Staff 1917 – Nursing Sister Connor center back

Brief History

Organized in Toronto in February 1915 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel G. S. Rennie. Authorization published in General Order 36 of 15 March 1915. Among the recruits there were 22 recent medical graduates, two dental graduates and 17 medical students in their fourth or fifth year of study. “This …was shown to be inadvisable since, (a) within one month after landing in England, all the graduates were given commissions in the RAMC, (b) the remaining students were returned to Canada… to finish their course after being with the unit about six months.”

  • Left Halifax 18 April 1915 aboard Northland.
  • Arrived in England 29 April 1915.
  • Strength: 8 officers, 75 other ranks.
  • At Moore Barracks Military Hospital, Shorncliffe.
  • Arrived in France 17 September 1915.
  • Ceased operations, 7 February 1919.
  • Demobilized at Toronto in April 1919.
  • Disbanded by General Order 211 of 15 November 1920.
  • With No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station, published “The CCS Review” in January and March 1918
  • Read the No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station Record of Service HERE
  • Also see: In Good Hands: L. Bruce Robertson